Sound of music fills arena
CLEETHORPES came alive to the sound of classical music on Saturday.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Meridian Park arena in Kings Road to enjoy the annual classical concert.
Lilian Starkey, left, and Val Barrow at the Meridian Classical open air concert featuring Manchester Camerata, held at Meridian Park events arena, Cleethorpes.
Strings: Manchester Camerata play on stage at the Meridian Classical open air concert.
spectacle: Fireworks provide a dazzling finale to the event; above right, Barrie and Lynn Allenby enjoy the concert.
spectator: Sights and sounds to enjoy.
A patriotic crowd gathers for the Meridian Classical open air concert.
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The audience of music lovers enjoyed performances by a number of local acts, including the Orpheus Male Voice Choir performing in their diamond jubilee year.
The evening was brought to a climax with the Manchester Camerata's rousing rendition of Land Of Hope And Glory, which was followed by a fantastic firework display.
Concert regulars Val Barrow, 70, and Lilian Starkey, 72, both of Grimsby, watched the performances from a table decked in Union Jacks.
Lilian said: "We have been coming here for years and it is always absolutely brilliant. It gets better every year.
"The orchestra was absolutely fantastic and I can't wait until next year."
Val said: "It was fantastic. The only thing that would have made it better would be if the orchestra had still been playing while the fireworks went off."
From left, Adam Horrell, Amy Cockram and Paul Cockram join in with the crowd.
Lynn Allenby, 60, of Humberston, enjoyed the concert with her husband, Barrie, and a group of friends.
She said: "I thought it was a lovely evening and the music was absolutely fabulous.
"We have been coming since the very first one and it is a date on the calendar for us every year.
"The music is wonderful and the new arena is a very good location."
The deputy Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Cllr Doug Pickett waves his flag at the concert.